Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
A delicate pearl and gold necklace in the Etruscan Revival style, of twenty-six gold drops (unmarked but testing as a high carat) interspersed on a single strand of ninety-eight small pearls (probably natural) set with a conforming clasp. Together with a conforming bracelet with a section of 9ct gold chain. (necklace requires restringing). Family history notes this as commissioned in the early 1900s by our vendor's grandfather, Herbert E. Clark for his wife. Clark was American Vice Consul in Palestine as well as a Thomas Cook tour guide in the Middle East escorting mainly religious tourists in Jerusalem and surrounds. During his travels he amassed a large collection of antiquities, some of which are in the British Museum Collection and some remain in Israel.